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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 2, 2011 4:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When was the first PITB Reprise ?

10/18/72

EPIC

Playing In The Band > Drums > Dark Star > Morning Dew > Playing In The Band

The band just gets better and better from Keith's addition but there's something about the Europe 72 and the summer and fall 72 tours. Incredible.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jan 2, 2011 5:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When was the first PITB Reprise ?

That's a uniquely early example; in fact, they don't do the next separate "reprise" for another year.

A couple things had to happen for reprises to become common events - the Dead had to switch Playing in the Band to the second set, and (obviously) had to stick another song inside it. These things didn't happen til fall '73.
But then we get a whole run of them - 10/21, 10/27, 11/1, 11/10, 11/17, 11/21, and 12/1. (On 12/2/73, they never come back to the reprise, right? Which might make that the first "unfinished" Playing.)
Then some more in 1974 - 3/23, 6/8, 6/30, 7/21, 8/6, and 10/20 (a couple of those were even in the first set, surprisingly).
You could say, though, that most of these early examples are more than just "reprises"....these reprises tend to be longer than many entire '80s Playings!

'76 is when things changed - they did a few more standalone Playings that year, but by mid-June, more typically they were doing Playing sandwiches, which become the norm from then on.

Now if you're looking for the first Playing reprise that was in a *separate show*...that would be well into the '80s, I guess. In fact, 10/12/84 is the first one I recall.

This post was modified by light into ashes on 2011-01-03 01:11:56

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jan 2, 2011 10:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When was the first PITB Reprise ?

Or you can go way back to 1969 and 1970. The instrumental version of "Reprise" is listed as the "Main 10" on several set lists...

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Jan 3, 2011 6:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When was the first PITB Reprise ?

Exactly what I was thinking... the mislabelled 69-02-19 (not 68-06-19, http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-06-19.sbd.cotsman.4511.sbeok.shnf) was on my play list over the weekend. Thanks to whomever pointed this one out, btw.

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Poster: derf315 Date: Jan 3, 2011 11:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When was the first PITB Reprise ?

Just wanted to point out the abortion from 3/31/85. They did the Reprise first...stood around looking at eachother for a few minutes and couldnt't figure out what to do next and then went into Playin proper.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-03-31.nak300.damico.87283.flac16

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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 3, 2011 12:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When was the first PITB Reprise ?

Personally I find your wording to be a bit misguided. I really enjoyed this show and the boys were hardly just standing around looking at each other! Coming out of the ending jam in the Wheel into Playin’ like that was actually pretty darn cool and spontaneous.

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Poster: derf315 Date: Jan 3, 2011 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When was the first PITB Reprise ?

Well I guess that is why we have different opinions. I was pretty close to the stage and they were indeed looking around at eachother and no one had a clue what they were going to do next. The Reprise was good coming out of the Wheel but after the Reprise it just died for a few. The Day Tripper brought the house down and was a great moment.

I think Weir said somewhere that this was one of the worst shows the band played from his perspective.

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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 3, 2011 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When was the first PITB Reprise ?

I’ll grant you your point of view, as I was dancing far from the stage. Listening to it again for the third time today, it does seem like a smooth transition to me. Isn’t no one having a clue what they were going to do next a big part of the magic? As far as whatever Bobby’s feelings about a particular performance may have been, well I won’t touch that one!

But what I was mainly alluding to was the abortion reference, since that would imply that they gave up on the song, no? Anyhow, sorry to be a curmudgeon and agree about the Day Tripper. peace

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Feb 12, 2011 2:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When was the first PITB Reprise ?

And 12/2/73 was the first PITB that they didn't finish (no reprise).

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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 2, 2011 4:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When was the first PITB Reprise ?

Nice job - epic indeed!
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-10-18.3393.sbd.lai.shnf

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 3, 2011 1:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When was the first PITB Reprise ?

The mix is heavy on the Weir and he's playing beautifully.

Is this the best Big River ever? Sounds like the Bobby Weir Band on this one...!